WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

2 shot near pedestrian bridge in East Nashville - WSMV Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) -- Two men were shot in a parking lot on the east side of the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge early Saturday morning, police say. According to officials with the Metro Nashville Police Dept., the incident happened in the R ...

The Wikipedia biography controversy, also known as the Seigenthaler incident, was a series of events that began in May 2005 with the anonymous posting of a hoax article in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia about John Seigenthaler, a well-known American journalist. The article falsely stated that Seigenthaler had been a suspect in the assassinations of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. The then-78-year-old Seigenthaler, a friend and aide to Robert Kennedy, characterized the Wikipedia article about him as "Internet character assassination".

John Seigenthaler in October 2005

The Wikipedia biography controversy, also known as the Seigenthaler incident, was a series of events that began in May 2005 with the anonymous posting of a hoax article in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia about John Seigenthaler, a well-known American journalist. The article falsely stated that Seigenthaler had been a suspect in the assassinations of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. The then-78-year-old Seigenthaler, a friend and aide to Robert Kennedy, characterized the Wikipedia article about him as "Internet character assassination".

The hoax was not discovered and corrected until September of that year, after which Seigenthaler wrote about his experience in USA Today. The incident raised questions about the reliability of Wikipedia and other websites with user-generated content that lack the legal accountability of traditional newspapers and published materials. In a December 13 interview, co-founder Jimmy Wales expressed his undiminished support for Wikipedia policy allowing articles to be edited by anonymous users – describing the participation of editors in China and Iran in terms of privacy issues – but announced plans to roll back their article creation privileges as part of a vandalism-control strategy: "...we've decided that we want to slow down...so starting in January we're preventing unregistered users from creating new pages, because so often those have to be deleted...".

Wikipedia Seigenthaler biography incident

Wikipedia Seigenthaler biography incident The Wikipedia biography controversy, also known as the Seigenthaler incident,1 was a series of events that began in ...

John Seigenthaler: "Wikipedia, WikiLeaks and Wiccans: Historical Accuracy Online"

Watch video of John Seigenthaler, a nationally recognized advocate for the First Amendment also known for his criticism of Internet vandals who post false ...

Woman in California highway beating traumatized by video of incident

The woman who was beaten on video by a California Highway Patrol officer remains hospitalized. A lawyer for Marlene Pinnock says seeing the video of her ...

RAW VIDEO: Pedestrian killed in downtown Nashville

Nashville police and fire respond when a semi-truck hits a pedestrian.

Governor apologizes for police treatment of Indian man

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized to the Indian government for the treatment of an Indian man who was roughed-up by police, calling the case one of ...

Hamilton Podcast

Digital Art Project. Boring description.